Gloria Brame, Ph.D.

Grindhouse Buddha (vintage lobby card)

Filed By Gloria Brame, Ph.D. | December 14, 2009 3:00 PM | comments

Filed in: Entertainment, Entertainment
Tags: racist movies, sexist movies, vintage B movies, vintage camp

This film had it all: racism, sexism, and sacrilege. Good thing Buddha's not an angry god.


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This is a zombie movie. It was released in 1933 as a semi-documentary (!) called India Speaks. Having gone to a deserved rest, it rose from the grave in 1947 with the new title Bride of Buddha, or more luridly, "The Captive Bride of Shangri-la.

Like all zombies, the movie sought to devour the brains of its audience. Racist, sexist, and sacrilegious? Yep. When people complain about moral decay in the US, this is the sort of stuff I point to show that we have had moral progress.

OMG, there's zombies too? Now I actually want to see it and review it on the site. LOL

Michael Blankenship | November 23, 2010 10:49 PM

No one even mentioned the fact that it starred Richard Halliburton the gay literary hero of the 1920s and 30s.